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Google Adding 10,000 Jobs This Year, Including Some In Chicago

Google already has 1,400 workers in Chicago.

Google's Fulton Market offices could be getting more workers this year.
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FULTON MARKET — Google is gearing up to hire 10,000 workers across the country this year, including some in its expanding Chicago offices.

Throughout 2021, Google plans to create the 10,000 full-time Google jobs in the U.S. as part of a $7 billion investment in offices and data centers nationwide, the company recently announced.

“I believe a lasting economic recovery will come from local communities, and the people and small businesses that give them life,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. “Google wants to be a part of that recovery. That’s why we plan to invest over $7 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. and create at least 10,000 new full-time Google jobs in the U.S. this year.”

The company also plans to make “further improvements” to its offices in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor.

A Google representative did not respond to additional questions regarding its Chicago investment or how many people would be hired in Chicago.

But according to the Tribune, Google plans to hire 1,000 employees spread throughout Chicago, Atlanta, New York and Washington.

The new jobs would include “technical and nontechnical positions in its product, engineering, sales and operations teams,” the Tribune reported.

The tech behemoth, which has about 1,400 employees in Chicago, plans to invest $25 million in Illinois, according to the report.

In 2018, Google announced it would be expanding its office space in the West Loop by leasing six floors in Sterling Bay’s new 12-story building at 210 N. Carpenter St. — a building once pitched as a “vendor village” for companies that work with McDonald’s. 

The office space is located a block south from Google’s Midwest headquarters at 1000 W. Fulton St.

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